Cycling In Pembrokeshire
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General Information on Cycling in Pembrokeshire
Most of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path is unsuitable for cyclists, because nearly all of it is a 'public footpath' rather than a 'public bridleway'. However, having said that, there is a bridleway section between Stack Rocks and St Govans. This is a 3 mile stretch of bridleway - some way from the cliff edge, but there are also informal paths along the cliff. The bridleway is partly stone track, partly asphalt road. Very slight gradients, 0 stiles or steps, 7 gates. Also parts of the trail between Amroth and Saundersfoot are cycleway. The Amroth to Saundersfoot section is in fact mostly either on road or cycle track. Gradients are fairly modest except for the road section east of Wisemans Bridge and to the west of Amroth.
Away from the coast path, there is much to be enjoyed in Pembrokeshire. If you are used to cycling in the city then you will find this a whole new and pleasurable experience. The air is better, there is very little traffic and the countryside is breathtaking. You could cycle in Pembrokeshire for weeks and still only scratch the surface of what's on offer. There is so much to see. Every turn in the road brings a new experience, fantastic views, especially if travelling the roads following the rugged Pembrokeshire coast, (note, not the actual coastal path) which is some of the most stunning in Britain, or cycling over the awe inspiring Preseli hills. Your journeys will take you past romantic castles, pristine beaches, fascinating historical sites, craft shops and theme parks providing you with plenty of photo opportunities and if you get peckish and thirsty along the way you're never too far away from the next village, town or pub.
There are rides to suit all ages, from beginners to experienced cyclists, whether it be mountain biking or touring. The possibilities are endless and you can make it as easy or as hard as you like. Family cycling in Pembrokeshire is particularly good and children and parents alike will appreciate the relaxed experience. It bears no resemblance at all to cycling in the city!
Cycling in Pembrokeshire is a pleasure and an experience you'll want to repeat. Obviously the area is not flat!! but .... what goes up must come down and the hills are a small price to pay for such great cycling. There is nothing better than getting on your bike after a relaxing day, taking a picnic, cycling a few miles and watching the sun go down over one of Pembrokeshire's many beautiful beaches, or burning up some energy on the open roads, taking in the sights and breathing the fresh ai!
There are several specific trails that can be cycled, but we recommend you visiting our bookshop where you can easily find a cycle guidebook for Pembrokeshire and Wales in general.
Here is just one example of a great cycling route in Pembrokeshire
Saundersfoot is an excellent cycling base in Pembrokeshire, which offers scenic coastal views, and traffic free sections. For an enjoyable hour or two's cycling why not park the car and follow the scenic multi user route from Pleasant Valley down to Saundersfoot Harbour via the old railway line?
Start your adventures from the heritage centre, following the old railway line down from Stepaside, which is reputed to be the first coal and iron making plant in Wales. Continue down through the wooded valley as it meanders with the river towards Wisemans Bridge. You may even be lucky enough to see an otter or two on your way!
Here you will join route 4, the Celtic Trail. Take in the wonderful sea views as your path follows the waters edge towards Coppet Hall whose name originates from the old fuel and watering halt, "Coal Pit Halt", and the disused railway tunnels. Remember to dismount before entering the tunnels. Cross Coppet Hall car park through the next tunnel making your way down "The Strand" to Saundersfoot Village. You can take a short cut across the car park, to the harbour and your journeys end, the perfect spot for a cup of tea or an ice cream.......!
The path is wide and well surfaced. This is a popular shared use path so please expect to encounter other cyclists, walkers and wheelchair users.
Mode: Cycling and walking, wheelchair
Length: 3.6 Km (just over 2 miles) one way